Malaysia International Centre for Sustainable Cities (MyICSC) is initiative to encourage smart cities stakeholders to build Sustainable Cities and Communities as per UNDP SDG-11. It’s offers a powerful opportunity to leverage the knowledge and shared learning of an entire initiative, support the achievement of high performance at all locations, and accelerate the broad-based adoption of innovative advances.

This is how we create the age-friendly smart city

Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities. Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and tailor the local neighbourhood information they need to achieve this. Australia has a growing population of older adults, the majority living…

KWP launches smart city blueprint

PUTRAJAYA (April 8): The Federal Territories Smart City Blueprint (MySmart Wilayah 2030) was launched today, with the aim of drafting and steering the planning and development of smart cities through the application of digital technology in the Federal Territories. Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the MySmart Wilayah 2030 outlined 25 policies, 76…

Cover Story: How smart are our cities?

Imagine a city where citizens can monitor in real time the location of buses or trains and authorities can do real-time surveillance of roads or traffic conditions. Officers are deployed immediately to fix broken traffic lights, potholes or broken pipes. Most processes, whether it is paying for parking or applying for licences, can be done…

Digitalising Healthcare

Physical lockdowns, social distancing, and masks – the year 2020 will be remembered for how COVID-19 has changed the world indefinitely. However, one silver lining of the pandemic is that it has accelerated the rate of digital transformation globally, as the governments and businesses adapt to the new normal, said Dr Ang Kong Hui, chief…

Farm in a City

Pak choy, Brazilian spinach, and sweet potato leaves – these were among the fresh greens that Malaysians began cultivating in their homes during the Malaysian Movement Control Order (MCO), as urban farming grew in popularity Urban farming presents an attractive and sustainable form of ensuring food security, with more than half of the world’s population…